County Planning and Development Services Department began the process of revising the County’s Zoning and Subdivision Codes. The County engaged with White & Smith, LLC, a planning and law consulting firm out of Charleston, SC, and initiated the “Recode York County” project. The consultant team has met with county staff, focus groups, the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, and County Council, drafted an assessment diagnosing the state of the County Zoning and Subdivision codes, and provided an annotated outline of the reorganized code sections.
Now in the final code drafting stages of the project, all revisions are organized into four topical “modules” that are more digestible to review. The drafts of Module One and Module Two were released earlier this year and remain open for comment. Module Three contains purely administrative and procedural elements and will be released with the full project draft.
Module Four will be available for public review and comment on September 24th. Module Four covers the Land Development Code (Subdivision Code today), which includes standards for tree conservation, site design, streets, sidewalks, utilities, open space, and how to divide land. Please visit the project website to view the Module Four draft and all other documents on the project website, www.RecodeYorkCounty.org.
Additionally, the York County Planning and Development Services Department will host a public Zoom webinar on Thursday, September 30, at 6:00 PM. During the webinar, the consultant team will present the proposed changes in Module Four, take comments, and answer questions. Zoom information for this webinar is below:
When: Sep 30, 2021, 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Recode York County - Module Four - Public Review
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Webinar ID: 938 0680 2028
International numbers available: https://yorkcountygov.zoom.us/u/aetIoQqxKZ
The goals of the Recode York County project are to modernize the Codes, incorporate current best practices, utilize improved organization and graphics to make them more user-friendly, improve consistency, ensure predictable development outcomes, retain appropriate flexibility, and eliminate common barriers to desired development. The public will continue to have opportunities throughout the life of the project to provide input into the code rewrite, including reviewing and commenting on draft regulations.